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2017-18 Season Preview: Wichita State’s transition to the AAC

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this 2017-18 season preview episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross focus in on Wichita State’s transition to the American Athletic Conference. Topics of discussion include: how the Shockers’ non-conference schedule will prepare it for AAC play, the incredible depth and experience on the roster, Wichita State’s offensive and defensive efficiency, playing the AAC favorite …

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2017-18 Season Preview: Most underrated mid-major conference

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this fast break episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross share their thoughts on the most underrated mid-major conference in college basketball. Topics of discussion include: the rise of the Southern Conference, the combination of coaching and experience in the SoCon, why the Ohio Valley Conference is trending upward, and so much more. It’s a …

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Marching to Madness Episode 168: Tennessee associate head coach Rob Lanier

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Southeast Hoops, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Tennessee associate head coach Rob Lanier. Topics of discussion include: the Vols’ overseas trip to Spain and France, what impressed the staff the most on the court, how James Daniel will add scoring and leadership this season, Tennessee’s tremendous depth at guard, expectations for Admiral Schofield, …

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Marching to Madness Episode 167: Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. Topics of discussion include: the primary focus of the team’s offseason workouts, what Garrison Mathews is doing to expand his game even further, how Rob Marberry continues to be so efficient on offense, Lipscomb’s outstanding depth heading into the season, …

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Three-point play: Robinson’s impact, Vols in Europe, Stanford a Pac-12 sleeper

In CUSA, Pac-12, SEC by Ken Cross

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson One of the mysteries of the summer appeared at Western Kentucky where Chalmette, La. native and 5-star Mitchell Robinson indeed inked with the Hilltoppers as it pushed Western Kentucky into solid position to obtain a top 10 recruiting class in Rick Stansbury’s first full recruiting season in Bowling Green. ¬†Fast-forward to July 3 and assistant …

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Marching to Madness Episode 166: UAB head coach Rob Ehsan

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back UAB head coach Rob Ehsan. Topics of discussion include: the coaching staff’s points of emphasis this offseason in preparing for the new season, William Lee’s abilities on both ends of the floor, how Chris Cokley could expand his game even further this year, the return …

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Marching to Madness Episode 165: Former UCLA head coach Jim Harrick

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in former UCLA head coach Jim Harrick. Topics of discussion include: getting his head coaching start at Pepperdine, building a friendship with John Wooden, the journey to winning a national championship at UCLA, how he approached the jobs at Rhode Island and Georgia, Lonzo Ball’s outlook …

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Marching to Madness Episode 164: Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy. Topics of discussion include: Sebastian Saiz signing his rookie contract with Real Madrid, points of emphasis this offseason within the Ole Miss program, the tremendous depth at guard with a mixture of returners and newcomers, how Dominik Olejniczak and …

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Marching to Madness Episode 163: Hall of Fame coach Gary Williams

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Hall of Famer and former Maryland coach Gary Williams. Topics of discussion include: developing a passionate demeanor on the sidelines, how Williams developed as a coach in his previous stops before Maryland, what he and his staff tried to do to turn things around at …

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Marching to Madness Episode 162: SMU head coach Tim Jankovich

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In today’s episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in SMU head coach Tim Jankovich. Topics of discussion include: how rewarding it has been to see several former SMU players get NBA opportunities, the growth of the basketball community in Dallas, challenges with roster turnover heading into the season, how Shake Milton can continue to …